Caseology Parallax and Vault for LG G6 hands-on: Outstanding $20 cases offer protection and style
Back of the Parallax and Vault cases
The two cases have distinctly different back designs, but both provide an ample opening for the dual cameras and a frame that makes activating the fingerprint scanner much easier.
Inside the Vault case
The Vault case for the LG G6 is a single piece case made of TPU material. It has a host of interesting textures to provide protection and style, on the inside and outside.
The inside back panel has patterns of lines in various orientations that look to offer shock absorption during a fall. All four edges are fully enclosed to offer bump and drop protection, along with improvement in grip of the LG G6. The edges rise above the cool 18:9 display too so you can set your phone down on a table and relax knowing the display is not resting on the tablet top.
Upper back of the Vault case
An area around the dual cameras contains laser-etched carbon fiber patterns to highlight the dual cameras on the LG G6 and offer a bit of style to the case.
The Caseology Vault is priced at just $19.99 and is currently available in black. I'm very impressed with the style and additional protection, especially at just $20.
Etched lines in the back of the Vault case
The LG G6 glass back means that it is an active fingerprint magnet that needs to be wiped down regularly. The back of the Vault case has fine horizontal lines etched into it to give it some style and also eliminate any fingerprints on the case. The bottom inch or less is smooth matte material.
Two buttons on the Caseology cases
There are only two buttons on the LG G6 that control the volume on the left side. These areas are raised on the case and offer easy manipulation of the volume.
Bottom openings on the Vault case, Parallax is similar
There are generous openings for the USB Type-C port, speaker, headphone jack, microphone, rear fingerprint scanner, and dual cameras. I actually prefer to use the LG G6 in a case like this since it helps me easily find and activate the fingerprint scanner.
Two part design of the Parallax case
The Parallax case is also currently available for just $19.99 and available in black. We have seen this style case offered in other colors before, including navy blue and gold, and I understand we will eventually see more color options for the LG G6 in the future.
Unlike the single piece design of the Vault, the Parallax is a two part case with a TPU inner shell and hard plastic frame that extends up and around the back a bit. It has a smooth matte finish that contrasts nicely with the black honeycomb back panel.
Inside back design of the Parallax
Similar to the Vault case, the Parallax case has some lines in the back that look to help spread the shock of a drop.
Upper back of the Parallax case
The fingerprint scanner and dual camera openings are surrounded by glossy black frames, which again highlights the dual cameras and makes it even easier to activate the rear fingerprint scanner.
Honeycomb back pattern of the Parallax case
The Parallax case is popular thanks in large part to the interesting geometric honeycomb design found on most of the back panel. It offers a cool look and a nice feel to the hand.
Top openings for the 3.5mm headset jack and mic
The same openings and buttons as seen on the Vault case are present on the Parallax case too.
Caseology brand is subtle
Embedded on one side is the logo for the case manufacturer.
Raised edge helps protect the display when placed face down
The Parallax is a great looking case that adds some corner and side protection, along with display protection thanks to the raised edge around the front screen.